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No COVID-19 cases currently connected to Pres. Trump's Newport News rally but 'incubation period is still ongoing'

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 12:55:38-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - President Trump and the first lady announced that they tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

But just last Friday, the president was in Newport News for a Make America Great Again rally.

Although it is unknown as to when exactly the president contracted the virus, many in the area were concerned about the health of thousands in attendance last week.

News 3 reached out to the Virginia Department of Health to see if there had been any coronavirus cases confirmed in connection with the rally.

Bernard Hill, the Public Information Officer with VDH confirmed that there are no cases connected to the event as of right now.

"We have not identified a direct connection between confirmed COVID-19 cases and the President's rally in Newport News, although the incubation period is still ongoing," Hill stated in an email.

The incubation period is the time elapsed between exposure and when symptoms and signs are first apparent.

Our newsroom will continue to look for further updates.